Padres pro­mote Mur­phy to man­ager

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

The San Diego Padres picked triple-A Man­ager Pat Mur­phy to serve as the big league club’s in­terim man­ager for the rest of the sea­son Tues­day, a day af­ter fir­ing Bud Black fol­low­ing a lack­lus­ter start.

The 56-year-old Mur­phy has been with the Padres’ or­ga­ni­za­tion since 2010 and has man­aged the Padres’ triple-A af­fil­i­ate in El Paso the last three sea­sons.

“It’s def­i­nitely an op­por­tu­nity that he’s earned,” said Padres Gen­eral Man­ager A.J. Preller. Ro­driguez dead­line is put on hold

Ma­jor League Base­ball and the play­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion have stopped the clock on the dead­line for Alex Ro­driguez to file a griev­ance against the New York Yan­kees for not mak­ing a $6-mil­lion pay­ment when he hit his 660th home run.

Ro­driguez tied Wil­lie Mays for fourth place on the ca­reer home run list on May 1, and base­ball’s la­bor con­tract sets a 45-day dead­line to file a griev­ance. MLB and the union said the dead­line is on hold for as long as the two sides agree.

At the time Ro­driguez and the Yan­kees signed their $275-mil­lion, 10-year con­tract in De­cem­ber 2007, they signed a sep­a­rate mar­ket­ing agree­ment that called for $6 mil­lion each for up to five mile­stone ac­com­plish­ments.

Fol­low­ing Ro­driguez’s re­turn this year from a sea­son­long drug sus­pen­sion, the Yan­kees said the de­ci­sion to des­ig­nate any his­toric achieve­ments was at the team’s dis­cre­tion and they would not des­ig­nate any. Etc.

Ma­jor League Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred said man­age­ment can or­der ex­panded net­ting to pro­tect fans with­out bar­gain­ing over the mat­ter with the play­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion. A fan at Fen­way Park was in­jured and hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter she was struck by a bro­ken bat in seats along the third-base line on June 5. MLB is study­ing whether net­ting should be ex­panded. ... Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers Hall of Fame broad­caster Bob Uecker did not call the team’s game Tues­day against Kansas City af­ter spend­ing the night in a hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion for a mild con­cus­sion. Uecker, 81, was hit in the head by a base- ball dur­ing bat­ting prac­tice be­fore Mon­day night’s game. ... Left-han­der Wei- Yin Chen was op­tioned to Class-A Fred­er­ick (Md.) by the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles, a move the pitcher claims left him dis­ap­pointed. The move was made so the Ori­oles could se­lect the con­tract of in­fielder Chris Parmelee from triple-A Nor­folk (Va.).

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.